Interactive Street-Level Imagery
FELLOWS: Steve Bennett
DESCRIPTION: Every two years, consulting group ARRB Group travels the full length of the 22,500 kilometre road network managed by VicRoads. Specialised vehicles record fine grained detail like surface quality, line marking reflectivity, slope and so on. To help staff make sense of the data, 360-degree photographs are taken of the environment.
During his time as Code for Australia’s “Data Guru in Residence” at VicRoads, Steve Bennett deployed the data to Mapillary, a crowd-sourced alternative to Google Streetview. The map images available under a Creative Commons licence. A beautiful example of valuable government data made accessible and more useful through the right technology partnership at the right time.